The election of the nation's first African-American president has inspired kids nationwide, including at Bouchet Academy in Chicago.
It's an overwhelming black, low-income Chicago public school at 73rd and Jeffery, where Michelle Obama was once a student.
One African American student said of Barack Obama simply, "He has hair like mine."
The son of Indian immigrants identified with Obama as "someone of color,'' she said. One white student in her class was impressed with Obama's intelligence.